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TUESDAY, MARCH 29
OBIT-PATTY DUKE — Patty Duke, who won an Oscar as a teen for “The Miracle Worker” and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life while battling personal demons, has died at the age of 69. SENT: 640 words, photos. Will be updated.
OBIT-PATTY DUKE-LIST — Selected film, TV and stage work for Patty Duke, from “The Patty Duke Show” to “Liv and Maddie.” SENT: 220 words, photos.
PEOPLE-BILL COSBY — Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby should move forward, a judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday, saying a trial can determine the truthfulness of the model’s claims that the comedian raped her in 1982. By Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney. SENT: 510 words, photos.
PEOPLE-BILL COSBY-THE LATEST — The latest on model Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby. SENT: 400 words, photos.
SMITHSONIAN-BILL COSBY — The Smithsonian will display two items related to Bill Cosby at its new African-American history museum on the National Mall and has no current plans to acknowledge the sexual-assault allegations against the comedian. By Ben Nuckols. SENT: 125 words.
PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL — Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general is creating a new second-in-command position at her agency for a former prosecutor who has become a key figure in the Bill Cosby case. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 140 words.
PEOPLE-ELTON JOHN — A Los Angeles police captain has sued Elton John, claiming he was repeatedly groped by the singer while he was working off-duty on the Grammy winner’s security detail. By Anthony McCartney. SENT: 320 words, photos.
OBIT-JAMES NOBLE — James Noble, a Broadway-seasoned actor who appeared on soap operas and films like “10” and “Being There,” but perhaps was best known for playing the absent-minded governor to Robert Guillaume’s patient head of household in the 1980s sitcom “Benson,” has died in Connecticut. He was 94. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 290 words.
TV-AMERICAN IDOL FINALE — “American Idol,” which gave the world Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has one more chance to mint a star before it fades into TV and music history next week. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 820 words, photos.
HOLLYWOOD-ARTS EDUCATION — Years of cuts have stripped arts classes from much of the Los Angeles school district, leaving many children in the world’s entertainment capital with no instruction in music, visual arts, dance or theater. By Christine Armario. SENT: 940 words, photos, video.
HOLLYWOOD-ARTS EDUCATION-ONE STUDENT — An East Los Angeles teen has found escape from gang by singing Mexican corridos. By Christine Armario. SENT: 480 words, photos.
MUSIC-ACM FESTIVAL — When the Academy of Country Music asked Carrie Underwood to headline its Party for a Cause festival, the Grammy-winning singer said she wanted an all-female lineup to play with her. The Women of Country Night on Friday in Las Vegas is providing exposure for female country artists who have sometimes struggled to get on country radio. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 800 words, photos.
MUSIC-COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME — Fiddler Charlie Daniels, singer Randy Travis, and producer and label owner Fred Foster are joining the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 400 words, photos.
VIDEO GAME HALL OF FAME — “Sonic the Hedgehog,” ”Space Invaders” and “John Madden Football” are among 15 games named Tuesday as finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The winners will be inducted May 5 at The Strong museum in Rochester, New York. SENT: 290 words, photos.
FRANCE-CANNES — Woody Allen’s latest film, “Cafe Society,” will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival. SENT: 130 words, photos.
MUSIC-CHESNEY RADIO — Country singer Kenny Chesney is getting his own “No Shoes Radio” channel on satellite radio’s SiriusXM, seeking more exposure for an online venture he started in 2008 to share music with fans. By David Bauder. SENT: 280 words, photos.
THIRD EYE BLIND-TOUR BUS TUSSLE — An Atlanta man is charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication after police say he boarded the tour bus for the rock band Third Eye Blind and got into a dispute with the group’s manager. SENT: 125 words, photos.
SOUNDCLOUD-PAID STREAMING — SoundCloud is entering paid music streaming, hoping to turn its huge community of cover singers, dubstep remixers and wannabe stars into a bigger source of revenue. By Business Writer Ryan Nakashima. SENT: 520 words, photos.
SWEDEN-AVICII — Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ and producer better known by the stage name Avicii, says he will stop touring after this year. SENT: 90 words.
TV-NBC-OLYMPIC AD SALES — NBC says that it has surpassed $1 billion in advertising sales for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is on pace to set a record for the most national advertising sold for any single event. SENT: 120 words.
PEOPLE-MARILYNNE ROBINSON — Marilynne Robinson, the acclaimed author of novels such as “Gilead” and “Housekeeping,” is this year’s winner of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a lifetime achievement honor. SENT: 130 words, photos.
BOOKS-JAMES PATTERSON — Best-selling author James Patterson is donating another $1.75 million to libraries. SENT: 125 words, photos.
BRITAIN-ROYALS — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to visit the site of a deadly attack in Mumbai and the Taj Mahal during a visit to India and Bhutan next month. By Danica Kira. SENT: 360 words, photos.
BOOKS-TRANSLATION AWARDS — Italian author Elena Ferrante’s most recent novel, “The Story of the Lost Child,” is a finalist for a translation prize. SENT: 130 words.
UKRAINIAN MUSEUM-HNIZDOVSKY EXHIBITION — A new exhibition in New York City explores the prolific career of Ukrainian-American artist Jacques Hnizdovsky, a master of intricate woodcuts and paintings depicting an array of stylized flora and fauna. By Ula Ilnytzky. SENT: 520 words, photos.
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PEOPLE-BILL COSBY — A judge is scheduled to consider a bid by Bill Cosby’s attorneys to delay a lawsuit filed by a woman who accused the comedian of abusing her when she was underage. Cosby’s lawyers want the case put on hold until after a Pennsylvania criminal case is resolved. UPCOMING Wednesday: 130 words by 6 a.m., photos. Will be updated after 11:30 a.m. court hearing.
TV-THE WALKING DEAD-FAMILIES — What’s a little gore among family members? Parents and children are spending weekly quality time together by watching “The Walking Dead” on AMC. By Alicia Rancilio. UPCOMING Wednesday: 650 words by noon, photos, video.
OPERA-BUTTERFLY HD — Latvian soprano stars in Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast of “Madame Butterfly.” By Mike Silverman. UPCOMING: 450 words by 10 a.m., photos.
FILM REVIEW-THE DARK HORSE. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT Monday: 600 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-MILES AHEAD. BY Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m. Tuesday.
FILM REVIEW-EVERYBODY WANTS SOME. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
THEATER REVIEW-THE CRUCIBLE. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Thursday: 500 words by 10 p.m., photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-CHEAP TRICK. By Wayne Parry. SENT Tuesday: 210 words, photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-WILLIE NILE. By Kiley Armstrong. UPCOMING Tuesday: 200 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-GIRLS & SEX BY PEGGY ORENSTEIN. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday: 400 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES — Melissa McCarthy attends the premiere of her new film, “The Boss.”
BERLIN — “Midnight Special” stars Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst talk about the sci-fi thriller.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame are announced.
NEW YORK — Actress Ruth Kearney talks about her role in the new Will Arnett comedy “Flaked.”